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One Voice Is Not Enough: Asbury Park’s Musical Diversity Since 1871
“Asbury Park Museum’s new pop-up exhibit, “One Voice Is Not Enough: Asbury Park’s Musical Diversity Since 1871” explores the many styles of early Asbury Park music. The exhibit is on display in the east lobby of the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park. It is free to visit at anytime between now and June, 2022.
Music historians Pam and Charlie Horner have curated this exhibit with design by Stan Cain Designs. The exhibit tells the first 100 years of Asbury Park music – a story told through stand-up banners, wall-mounted posters, a music soundtrack with 4 hours’ worth of selected recordings, two continuously running 35-minute informative slide shows (175 slides total) and two display cases full of Asbury Park artifacts. The exhibit covers spirituals, gospel, brass bands, marching bands, concert bands, ragtime, stride piano, jazz, blues, pop, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, doo wop, soul, and rock music from the early 1870’s to the early 1970s. On display are items like Bobby Thomas’ personal 78 RPM copy of “Doll Face” on the original After Hours label, plus Bobby’s handwritten lyrics from the flip side; Stormin’ Norman Seldin’s classic hat; an 1898 wax cylinder by baritone J. W. Myers; an Arthur Pryor 78; sheet music by Billy Terrell & Ray Dahrouge and Lenny Welch; a red vinyl 45 by Nicky Addeo & the Darchaes; an album and program from the Missionary Jubilaires and program; a Southside Johnny autographed harmonica; a framed autograph and print of Fats Waller; and much more. Funded in part by a Diversity Innovation grant from Monmouth University, exhibit design is by Stan Cain Designs, and the exhibit is hosted by the historic Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel.